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|8/18/2016 - Before the pharmaceutical industry developed into the formidable force it is today, people around the world relied on plants and botanicals for medicine, and in fact many still do. Even in the modern day, the basis for medicine is centered on resources found here on Earth.
A section from the Guide...|
|8/18/2016 - A new era of renewable energy and energy storage is upon us. Scientists from Harvard University have discovered how to create an entirely new class of non-toxic, high-capacity flow batteries to store electricity from solar and wind power.
Inspired by vitamin B2 (or riboflavin), the Harvard...|
|8/1/2016 - Genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) could soon go the way of the dodo bird, thanks to an emerging new crop management technology that capitalizes on natural plant and soil microbes, rather than harsh chemicals and foreign genes, to combat pests and boost crop yields.
The technology is known as...|
|6/30/2016 - The problem of mercury poisoning has become so widespread in Michigan, that
a group of more than 50 scientists has written to Attorney General Bill Schuette asking him to drop his opposition to the EPA's federal Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), which requires the reduction of mercury emissions...|
|6/24/2016 - There's an invasion underway, a constant onslaught of chemical attacks that are more sinister and more life-threatening than faraway armies with tanks. This chemical invasion is occurring on many levels today, and it impacts the cells of many unsuspecting people. The invasion is invisible to the eyes,...|
|4/27/2016 - The Obama Administration and Congress continue to send conflicting messages about the cultivation and recreational use of marijuana. While such use of the drug remains against federal law, the government has been expending taxpayer dollars to wipe out entire crops.
As reported by The Washington Post,...|
|3/30/2016 - Spring is rapidly approaching, and soon it will be time to open your windows and breathe in the first fresh scents of a world coming back to life after a dormant winter. But you can get the benefits of wonderful scents naturally, and all year round, by adding certain plants to your living spaces.
|2/5/2016 4:21:43 PM - Ever since ancient times, the human race has sought to understand the world around it and grasp the roots of the phenomenon of life. In its assiduous quest to gain more knowledge, humanity has often experimented with other life forms, such as plants or animals. Our pursuit of a complete understanding...|
|2/3/2016 - Scientists are beginning to uncover the mechanisms by which plants -- which depend upon sunlight to provide them with energy -- protect themselves from the damaging effects of the sun's ultraviolet rays. Most recently, in a study published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, researchers...|
|1/15/2016 - Polluted soil cleanup is under way in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, at a 50-year-old United States Coast Guard aircraft fuel depot, but the unconventional process probably wouldn't be the first thing to come to mind. There are no excavators, dump trucks, heavy machinery or people running around in...|
|8/10/2015 - Plants have been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes. Most medicine is derived from plants before they are laced with synthetic chemicals by pharmaceutical companies. You can cut the middle man out and grow medicinal plants in your very own garden. Freshly harvested herbs are inexpensive,...|
|6/20/2015 - We have been fed propaganda for years aimed to convince us that, aside from rare incidents and accidents in which radiation has leaked into the environment, nuclear power plants are one of the safest and "cleanest" sources of energy.
And although many of us have always been skeptical about these...|
|6/7/2015 - Vegetables are a well-known source of nutrients containing vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants which are essential for optimal human health and vitality. But did you know that some of your favorite vegetables could be making you sick? Nightshade plants and vegetables have long been researched...|
|6/2/2015 - Natural pest control is actually less expensive than using pesticides, and it's safer for your garden, your family, wildlife and the environment. Each year North American homeowners use a staggering 136 million pounds of pesticides on lawns, gardens and inside their homes. (http://eartheasy.com/grow_nat_pest_cntrl.htm)The...|
|5/27/2015 - Plants are able to tell different insect predators apart, both by sensing the different shapes of their jaws, and by "hearing" the different vibrations caused by their chewing, according to recent research by Heidi Appel of the University of Missouri.
This allows the plants to respond with defensive...|
|5/17/2015 - With spring in full swing, gardeners across North America have been busily tending to their gardens to prepare for another year of successful food production. Whether you are a seasoned gardener or just planting for the first time, there are always some tricks that can help make your garden the best...|
|4/12/2015 - The irony is inescapable: In reaction to the historic drought that has transformed the California dream into California dust, the state is now embarking on the construction of a wave of desalination plants that will turn ocean water into fresh water. Tragically, these power-hungry desalination plants...|
|4/7/2015 - Almost universally, indigenous people throughout the world have displayed an advanced understanding of medicinal plants and their uses in healing the human body. The knowledge that these so-called "primitives" possessed has become the foundation of modern medicine, but the truth is that much has been...|
|2/16/2015 - Just about everyone experiences lulls in productivity while at work, but a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Exeter, working with four other universities, has discovered that adding green plants to work spaces can change that. The findings show that adding such greenery to office...|
|2/14/2015 - As the price of grocery store meat continues to climb and as factory farming pollutes its quality, more people will be looking for alternative sources of protein. If one has the opportunity to raise chickens or rabbits for meat, then they already have an ongoing, self-sufficient survival food plan in...|
|1/17/2015 - Although biologists have known for a couple of decades that plants create vitamin C in their chloroplasts to protect them from excess sunlight, the mechanics of that process were unknown until recently. Plant chloroplasts use chlorophyll to convert light energy of the sun into sugars that can be used...|
|12/16/2014 3:41:36 PM - (Story by Sayer Ji, republished from GreenMedInfo.com) New evidence reveals that despite a ban on cultivation of GM rapeseed in Europe, Monsanto and Bayer's plants are now freely growing there.
A new study published in PLoS titled,"Unexpected Diversity of Feral Genetically Modified Oilseed Rape (Brassica...|
|11/12/2014 - You wouldn't think that two small regions of a large state that was the first to legalize medical marijuana would be raiding fields of marijuana that have less THC and more CBD than other cannabis plants.
THC is the compound that gets one "high" or elevates conscious awareness. CBD is a compound...|
|10/13/2014 12:57:23 PM - The relationship between plants and man has grown distant in the modern era of chemical treatments. Instead of observing, listening and understanding the language of his crops, man has instead resorted to spraying them with pesticides, suppressing plant immune systems. Spraying plants with chemicals...|
|9/16/2014 - The University of Exeter in England coordinated a study that concluded late summer 2014 on increasing office productivity by placing indoor plants in actual working offices. Since NASA (National Aeronautic and Space Administration) did similar testing a few years ago, this may seem redundant.
|8/29/2014 - This type of solar energy plant differs from the normal solar panels that convert the sun's energy directly into electrical energy by light-sensitive semiconductors to be used immediately or stored in large batteries.
The solar energy plant that's accused of killing too many birds magnifies the sun's...|
|8/22/2014 - A scientist from Virginia Tech University has found a potentially new form of plant communication, one that permits them to share an extraordinary amount of genetic information with each other.
According to a press release by the university, the finding by Jim Westwood, a professor of plant pathology,...|
|6/18/2014 - California is facing one of its worst droughts in recorded history. Farmers all over California, of both meat and plants, are seeing crop failures in epic numbers. What if there was a method, a closed-water-cycle system that could change all of that?
There is... and its called aquaponics.
|6/12/2014 - With President Obama's direction and approval, the Environmental Protection Agency has just issued new rules supposedly aimed at reducing "harmful emissions" but which critics say will do nothing but force a dramatic increase in energy prices and an overall decline in production of food and other commodities.
|6/8/2014 - Most of us have seen one of those "survival shows" on television, in which ordinary people become "stranded" in the wild and are forced to live off the land. Yes, it's true, many of those shows are "staged," but what would you do if you were ever seriously lost or stranded and all you had to live off...|
|6/4/2014 12:12:35 PM - The Obama administration's war on carbon is advancing the battle lines to coal production, with a new proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to attain a 30 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from energy production by 2030. Based on the premise that natural carbon is causing...|
|4/7/2014 3:41:04 PM - Hospitals have become a breeding ground for drug-resistant bacteria. Hiding in the shadows, strains like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Clostridium difficile, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, and gonorrhea have become prevalent, unstoppable, infecting over 2 million Americans...|
|3/27/2014 - The world's first "robotic" plants have been created by US scientists and can effectively absorb greater amounts of energy from the sun. These bionic plants are advanced at the cellular level, with new biochemical detection functions and improved photosynthesis capabilities. The MIT biochemists and...|
|3/24/2014 - Plants may not be able to move, but they have evolved a staggering array of techniques for affecting their surroundings. These adaptations allow plants to do everything from incapacitating predators and deterring rivals to colonizing new lands and even changing the behavior of the plants and animals...|
|3/8/2014 - Typically, we assume that plants live in an antagonistic relationship with seed predators, but, in fact, some plants appear to encourage such predators, especially those that engage in food hoarding behavior. After all, if not every seed in a cache gets eaten, whether because there was too much food...|
|3/7/2014 - At first glance, mushrooms, molds and other fungi appear to be a type of plant. After all, they are stationary, they grow out of a single substrate, and their tissues look roughly similar to those produced by plants. But fungi are actually an entirely separate kingdom of living beings, on the same level...|
|2/11/2014 - Could plants actually communicate with us in a way that lets us know how to take better care of them? Yes, say scientists and researchers, and in fact, the day is not far off.
According to Wired, there is a time coming in the near future when we could possibly see cyborg plants that are able to inform...|
|1/22/2014 - Four days ago, the Associated Press reported that coal-fired power plants are dumping enormous quantities of pollutants into U.S. waterways. According to the Associated Press, the EPA says that coal-fired power plants are dumping nearly 2 million pounds of aluminum, 79,000 pounds of arsenic, 64,000...|
|12/13/2013 - It's not difficult to understand the appeal of Wi-Fi. This revolutionary technology, which has been commercially available since 1999, eliminates cabling and wiring for computers, reduces cellular usage charges and allows us to connect to the Internet from anywhere with a signal. Despite these benefits,...|
|10/25/2013 - Scientists at a top U.S. laboratory have surpassed a critical milestone in their development of a process that would create self-sustaining nuclear fusion.
According to the BBC, the ability to harness fusion - the process that powers the sun - "could provide an unlimited and cheap source of energy"...|
|10/23/2013 - China and India combined have more coal-burning energy plants than the rest of the world, and China has more than India. Japanese scientists are openly complaining that the almost 13,000 foot Mt. Fuji is coated with toxic mercury from China's coal burning plants.
Some Chinese scientists have challenged...|
|10/1/2013 - One of the primary reasons why the U.S. does not sign onto global treaties limiting so-called greenhouse gas emissions is because some of the world's biggest polluters won't sign on or, worse, will sign on and cheat, leaving American industry and business at a huge economic disadvantage.
|9/6/2013 - Over the past 15 years, a growing number of changes have been impacting the food choices people make. Contemporary culture's growing concern over issues such as diet-related health problems, produce quality, environmental impact, and the questionable techniques of large agricultural corporations has...|
|8/21/2013 - The majority of Americans do not live near a nuclear power plant, but that doesn't mean they are safe from any fallout should one be damaged or destroyed. With that in mind, a new report suggests that America's 107 nuclear power facilities are extremely vulnerable to terrorism.
In fact, according...|
|8/21/2013 - There are a variety of ways in which prey animals are known to naturally disguise themselves or flee certain areas to avoid being eaten by predators. But new research out of Wisconsin has found that stationary plants also employ their own protective mechanisms to avoid becoming predator lunch, which...|
|6/26/2013 - Traditional African medicinal plants may contain naturally occurring compounds that effectively kill drug-resistant cancers, according to research conducted by Victor Keute of the University of Dschang in Cameroon and Thomas Efferth of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany.
"The active substances...|
|6/22/2013 - The federal leviathan has become obsessed with keeping an eye on us, as evidenced by recent revelations that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been conducting blanket warrantless surveillance on all our electronic communications for years.
Though inexplicable on its face, the NSA at least had...|
|6/18/2013 - A team of researchers from Stanford University in California wants you to donate your hard-earned money to them so they can continue to develop an unapproved genetically-modified (GM) plant that literally glows to generate light. The so-called "Glowing Plant Project" has already raised nearly half a...|
|6/2/2013 - Thank goodness carbon dioxide levels are finally rising ever so slightly in our atmosphere, bringing much-needed carbon dioxide to the plants and forests of the world which have been starving for CO2. The lack of CO2 in the atmosphere is one of the most devastating limiting factors for plant growth...|
|5/17/2013 - Over the last 30 years, the use of pesticides has spiked around the world. People now pour 2.5 million tons of these chemicals into the environment annually, contributing to a $35 billion industry run by global corporations. To make matters worse, the more people use pesticides, the more ineffective...|
|5/6/2013 - A new law proposed by the European Commission would make it illegal to "grow, reproduce or trade" any vegetable seeds that have not been "tested, approved and accepted" by a new EU bureaucracy named the "EU Plant Variety Agency."
It's called the Plant Reproductive Material Law, and it attempts to...|
|4/4/2013 - In the name of "science," our world has built a network of deadly, unstable nuclear power plants that quite literally threaten the very future of human civilization. As the Fukushima accident shows, all these "scientists" who think they're so smart are actually incredibly myopic in that they couldn't...|
|3/31/2013 - If you talk to the global warming crowd, carbon dioxide -- CO2 -- is the enemy of mankind. Any and all creation of CO2 is bad for the planet, we're told, and its production must be strictly limited in order to save the world.
But what if that wasn't true? What if CO2 were actually a planet-saving...|
|3/18/2013 - Whether you're planting a vegetable garden or designing a back yard garden landscaping project, if you're not starting with seeds, it's important to buy healthy nursery plants from the start.
Shopping for plants for a garden landscaping job or to add some color to your windowsill is usually a pleasurable...|
|1/23/2013 - In the aftermath of the defeat of Proposition 37 in California, many more Americans are now aware of the existence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and their unlabeled presence throughout the food supply. But with this awareness has come a lot of confusion, as the processed food and biotechnology...|
|10/3/2012 - Americans are eating a lot less processed, canned soup these days, which has prompted the Campbell Soup Co., the world's largest soup maker, to close two of its U.S.-based production plants. A recent Associated Press (AP) announcement explains that Campbell's oldest soup plant, located in Sacramento,...|
|9/6/2012 - Our knowledge on the Human Microbiome has skyrocketed the last couple of years, and we now know that humans host more than 10,000 different microbial species. Most of these microorganisms are located in the gastrointestinal tract and have a huge impact on human health. However, humans and animals aren't...|
|6/21/2012 - Bee balm plants are a showy and fragrant group of plants indigenous to northeastern North America which have long been prized for their medicinal and culinary properties as well as showy flowers which attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Bee balm plants are members of the genus Monarda and grow best...|
|5/21/2012 7:15:33 PM - People spend around 90 percent of their lives indoors, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Unfortunately, indoor air quality is sometimes two to five times more polluted than the air outside. Poor air quality in the home and office can result in people developing health conditions like...|
|5/13/2012 - Companion planting for pest control and to encourage plants to grow with more vigor has fascinated men for centuries; however, few backyard gardeners know how to use these natural methods for organic sustainability and how to improve your garden. Plants that work together to help one another grow; plants...|
|4/17/2012 - The air quality in an airtight home or office is usually worse than outdoor air. Since a good deal of time is spent inside one's home and/or office space, then measures to improve that air quality are in order.
Dwelling detoxIt's important to be aware of mold, what it looks like, and the hazards...|
|2/28/2012 - Growing your own herbs can add a new dimension to your cooking and give you the opportunity to save money by making your own herbal teas, tinctures and salves. Some people think herb gardening is an option only available to those who have access to a plot of land, but this is not true. Even if you live...|
|2/22/2012 - Organic gardening avoids the use of chemicals to make plants grow or protect them from insects, relying instead on natural gardening principles used for thousands of years. Permaculture organic gardening goes a step further and also emphasizes growing plants sustainably, working with rather than against...|
|1/19/2012 - Why should you care about wild edibles? Because many health experts agree that wild edibles are the highest quality, best foods available to eat. The NaturalNews Talk Hour presents "Wild Edibles - The Miracle of Greens" with our special guest Sergei Boutenko, raw food expert.
"I learn something new...|
|12/20/2011 - Are plant-based therapies, including potential natural cures for cancer, mostly pie-in-the-sky wishful thinking promoted by "health nuts" and old hippies? Not at all -- and the evidence for the validity of the healing power of plants is coming from none other than mainstream science.
In fact, the...|
|12/10/2011 - Native pollinators like birds and bats are becoming extinct in some areas of the world, and this loss is wreaking major havoc on many of the world's ecosystems. But new research published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B has found that non-native animals, which are typically viewed...|
|11/7/2011 - The most powerful food and medicine on the planet is free, and it's growing right outside your door and around your neighborhood.
Did you know that wild local plants and foods are far better for you than organic produce from a supermarket? They're naturally loaded with plant-based medicines -- phytonutrients...|
|10/15/2011 - The so-called climate change "experts" that still cling to the mythical theory of man-made global warming are having an increasingly difficult time defending this flailing position. New findings published in the journal Nature reveal that plants, which absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and release oxygen,...|
|9/13/2011 - Forget about the 2012 Mayan calendar, comet Elenin or the Rapture. The real threat to human civilization is far more mundane, and it's right in front of our noses. If Fukushima has taught us anything, it's that just one runaway meltdown of fissionable nuclear material can have wide-ranging and potentially...|
|8/27/2011 - The motives of feeding the world and ending hunger are expressed to keep critics at bay. Although some real issues are occasionally addressed successfully, scientists are prone to meddle with nature without investigating potential hazards.
And there are those, including this author, who say the short...|
|6/19/2011 - Concerns about radioactive materials accumulating in soil and water since the nuclear accident in Japan this year have led individuals to look at natural ways to clean their property of possible radiation. One method worthy of examination is phytoremediation. Phytoremediation uses plants to detoxify...|
|6/10/2011 - Many vegetables and herbs can successfully be cultivated in a hostile, semi-desert environment. One of the easiest and hardiest trees to plant in an arid climate is the Moringa tree, which is particularly well-adapted to the heat and/or poor, sandy soil. The prickly pear is a nutritious desert fruit...|
|5/18/2011 - When Dr. Don Huber, professor emeritus at Purdue University and internationally-recognized plant pathologist, wrote a letter back in January to US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack, warning him about a new mystery disease showing up primarily in genetically-modified (GM) crops,...|
|5/11/2011 - New research conducted by the US Department of Energy (USDE) provides even more proof that synthetic pesticides and herbicides are completely unnecessary when the right balance of natural microbes are present and flourishing in soil. Gary Anderson and his colleagues from both the USDE and Wageningen...|
|5/9/2011 - As the food supply becomes more and more poisoned, a lot of people are moving toward growing their own food in backyard gardens. And if there's one thing every backyard gardener should know about - it's comfrey. Comfrey is an herb that makes things grow - and using it in the garden can easily and dramatically...|
|3/15/2011 - With one massive lurch, planet Earth has put an end to the nuclear power "renaissance" that was gaining momentum around the world as a safe, clean energy source. For the last few decades, nuclear power looked quite good compared to the dirty coal industry which fuels most of the world's power plants....|
|2/28/2011 - In what it claims is an effort to stamp out plants and flowers that can be used as drugs, Australian authorities have proposed insane legislation that will outlaw hundreds, if not thousands, of common plant species, including the golden wattle, its national flower. If the law passes, nurseries, commercial...|
|2/19/2011 - The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has embarked on an unconventional new counter-terrorism program aimed at detecting bombs and other explosives. According to CBS 4 in Denver, Colo., DOD has given $8 million to Colorado State University (CSU) to grow plants that are capable of detecting dangerous...|
|1/28/2011 - The following article reveals the devastating and unprecedented impact that Monsanto's Roundup herbicide is having on the health of our soil, plants, animals, and human population.
On top of this perfect storm, the USDA now wants to approve Roundup Ready alfalfa, which will exacerbate this calamity....|
|11/28/2010 - Now that winter is approaching and our gardens are dried up it raises the question of how we can still sustain our own food supply. It's quite possible to grow many fruits and vegetables indoors with the right tools.
First, it's essential to have artificial lighting in order for your plants to grow...|
|10/26/2010 - A study conducted by researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has exposed drug factories as major sources of pharmaceutical pollution, revealing drug concentrations in the wastewater downstream of these factories more than a thousand times higher than those found in other wastewater.
|10/21/2010 - What happens when animals get sick in the wild -- do they just fight off disease by themselves? It seems they may actively treat themselves, and their sick offspring, with natural therapies. If that sounds like a far-fetched idea, listen up. Although few studies have been conducted on self-medication...|
|10/9/2010 - A third of all plants and animals on Earth are now at risk of going extinct, according to the most recent edition of the United Nations' Global Biodiversity Outlook.
The species now threatened with extinction include 21 percent of known mammals, 30 percent of amphibians and 35 percent of invertebrates.
|9/1/2010 - Ninety-three percent of the wild plants used in traditional Indian (ayurvedic) medicine are threatened with extinction, according to an assessment carried out by the Botanical Survey of India.
In November 2000, the Indian government formed a National Medicinal Plants Board to promote the development...|
|7/30/2010 - At a biotech industry conference in January 1999, a representative from Arthur Anderson, LLP explained how they had helped Monsanto design their strategic plan. First, his team asked Monsanto executives what their ideal future looked like in 15 to 20 years. The executives described a world with 100...|
|7/28/2010 - In the nineteenth century, Charles Darwin developed his theory of "natural selection" (later referred to as the "survival of the fittest"), about how a plant or animal`s ability to adapt to its environment will lead to a thinning of the herd. This concept is clearly evident in the plant kingdom today....|
|6/26/2010 - As if Louisiana and other gulf coast residents didn't already have enough to worry about from the catastrophic oil spill, new reports are indicating that the very air they breathe has become a health threat. Air quality samples have found levels of sulphur dioxide, benzene and other volatile organic...|
|3/9/2010 - The vast array of plants in nature includes carnivorous plants that kill to survive. How can a plant zap a flying or crawling insect? By using a highly evolved group of compounds and secondary metabolites to trap and absorb prey. Now Tel Aviv University researchers say they've found a way these natural...|
|2/20/2010 - Most vegetarians believe that by not eating animals, they are preserving life. Everyone knows that plants are alive but they are not viewed with the same level of intelligence as animals are. As science continues to uncover the complex nature of plants, it is becoming more apparent that plants are actively...|
|1/25/2010 - According to the EPA, air pollution indoors is often two to five times worse than it is outside. In extreme cases, air pollution inside can be a hundred times worse than outside. The reason is partly because numerous chemicals, like cleaning supplies, hair sprays and perfumes, are used inside the home....|
|9/28/2009 - By now most Natural News readers understand the importance of liver detoxification, and many are familiar with the more common liver cleansing herbs such as burdock, dandelion, licorice and milk thistle. Some who have experienced the strong results provided by these plants may be wondering what similar...|
|8/12/2009 - You've all heard the good news about resveratrol, commonly known as the "red wine nutrient." There's more to resveratrol than red wine, though, and it's helpful for far more than just preventing heart disease. It's also phenomenal for maintaining a healthy cholesterol balance and even supporting increased...|
|7/21/2009 - Along with minerals and vitamins there are many other active components that originate in plants. As each serves a particular function, and some plants contain more of these elements or compounds than others, familiarity with each one offers insight into their combinatorial and physiological effects....|
|5/13/2009 - Americans love to have a healthy and beautiful yard. They have adopted and accepted a concept of beauty known as the "lawn." Many people believe that an expanse of short-trimmed grass-covered land is the most desirable look to have in one`s yard. This may include an occasional shrub or tree to add uniqueness...|
|4/26/2009 - Research now confirms what nature lovers have always known: plants have healing power. Even the simple presence of a potted plant can do wonders for speeding the recovery of surgery patients, says a study published in HortTechnology in October of 2008.
Seong-Hyun Park and Richard H. Mattson from...|
|4/1/2009 - Just how good is resveratrol at preventing cancer and heart disease? It's so good that drug companies are trying to mimic its molecules in order to claim they're "creating" a new drug to prevent heart disease.
But this is Mother Nature's miracle drug -- only it's not a drug. It's a molecule synthesized...|
|2/23/2009 - The Telegraph reported that "26% [of residents in Britain] are growing their own fruit and vegetables" . One-quarter of British populations now choose gardening at home in order to improve their quality of life during difficult times. As a result, this has helped many UK residents to considerably...|
|2/11/2009 - People have long known about the psychological benefits of brightening their homes and offices with decorative houseplants. What many may be overlooking are the physical health benefits of having plenty of these plants to remove harmful pollutants from the air and replace them with fresh oxygen.
|2/11/2009 - Many scientific studies have begun to conclude that organic gardening is beneficial for every level of life: soil, plants and animals, insects, water and air quality, as well as our own mental and physical health. Certain conventional farming practices have led to increases of pollutants in our air,...|
|1/25/2009 - You visit someone who is in the hospital following an operation or a sick friend confined to bed at home and you bring along a gift of colorful flowers or a lovely potted plant. That may sound like simply a thoughtful gesture to spread some cheer. But, it turns out, your gift of greenery may actually...|
|1/22/2009 - Giving flowers to cheer one who is sick is a widespread custom throughout the world. Luther Burbank, famous American botanist, horticulturist and pioneer in agricultural science, felt strongly about the healing effects of flowers when he stated: "Flowers always make people better, happier, and more...|
|11/26/2008 - The Traditional Chinese 5 Element Diagnostic System is used as a tool to determine disorders and prescribe a combination of all natural herbs for healing. It is without a doubt the most valuable "medical" wisdom we have on this planet. Of course The FDA and most Medical Doctors in this country will...|
|11/24/2008 - Herbs from the Lamiaceae family, also known as the mint family have been shown to drastically reduce the infectivity of HIV-1 virions, single infective viral particles. A research team from the University of Heidelberg has found that extracts of lemon balm, sage and peppermint work rapidly to produce...|
|9/5/2008 - One of my all time favorite websites is Dr. Leslie Taylor`s Rain-tree.com and my favorite section of the website is the plant database she has painstakingly compiled. It is a database of the many plants and herbs used by indigenous peoples of the Brazilian and South American rain forests and it has...|
|8/11/2008 - Starting from some time well before man was placed on earth, or evolved to his present species, the earth was covered with all manner of plant life. These plants had to deal with microorganisms, climate variations and all manner of variety.
When man entered this phase of existence, he found himself...|
|7/10/2008 - Based on my other two articles on sea minerals here on NaturalNews, (http://www.naturalnews.com/022278.html) and (http://www.naturalnews.com/022309.html) , I have received a lot of questions from readers on how to make a Sole and how to ocean-farm. In this article I attempt to teach you in plain English...|
|6/25/2008 - According to the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS), Americans who work in offices spend about 52 hours a week at their desks or in their cubicles. What's more, the ASHS points out that a host of recent studies on job satisfaction have concluded that those who work in typical office environments,...|
|6/10/2008 - Botanic Gardens Conservation International has warned that 400 medicinal plants around the world are at risk of extinction if current over-harvesting and deforestation practices continue.
The organization, which has member gardens in 120 different countries, surveyed more than 600 members and university...|
|5/24/2008 - Greetings everyone, this is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, here reporting for www.Naturalnews.com. I am currently in the rainforest of Southern Ecuador, high in the Andes Mountains. I am not joking. I am actually in a bamboo rainforest here. It is raining so I am under some shelter right now. Unfortunately,...|
|3/7/2008 - The amazing health benefits we derive from eating plants and drinking their juices are just the beginning of the story. Research shows that when we bring plants inside to share our environments, we multiply those benefits.
Houseplants Clean the Air
We are used to thinking of the indoors as a safe...|
|2/5/2008 - If you've taken notice to the sporadic ranges in coffee prices, it's not because of greed amongst the growers. Read about the effects of global warming and how it is substantially impacting coffee crops around the world.
The effects of global warming are widespread, impacting not only our daily atmospheric...|
|1/10/2008 - The chemical known as ozone may be making a much more significant contribution to global warming than scientists had previously thought, according to a new study published in the journal Nature.
"Ozone could be twice as important as we previously thought as a driver of climate change," said study...|
|11/29/2007 - We humans are designed to take in trace elements. How does it work? Plants feed off of minerals in the soil. They will take up only those minerals they need for their growth and development. The plants digest these minerals by adding a carbon atom. When we consume these plants we eat whatever mineral...|
|11/21/2007 - If you look at our "family tree" you will find that apes are our "parents", plants are our "grandparents", and the sun and sea our "great grandparents".
The ocean as a plasma
Let's start with our great grandmother, the sea. A French doctor by the name of René Quinton discovered as early as 1897...|
|2/21/2007 - There's a new countertop herb garden device on the market called "AeroGarden," and it's being sold by catalog companies, online retailers and even some home product stores. Marketing text written about the AeroGarden device claims the unit, "...uses aeroponics, a form of gardening tested by NASA and...|
|12/14/2006 - A pair of researchers from the University of Hawaii and the San Diego Museum of Man recently examined the traditional plant-based system of medicine -- "ethnobotany" -- in Northern Peru to gather information on ancient herbal remedies and healing rituals, in a study published in the online November...|
|11/16/2006 - Did you know that some of the most powerful, safe and effective medicines in the world are found in common plants and weeds that may be growing near your home right now?
For decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and drug companies have tried to control where you get your medicine (from...|
|9/26/2006 - When it comes to finding the cure for cancer, researchers who operate in a western science point of view believe they're doing important work when they dissect and disassemble plants to find isolated anti-cancer chemicals that can be replicated in synthetic pharmaceutical factories. But this approach...|
|8/14/2006 - An unexpected entry in a traditional medicine book from the Republic of Guinea has led a University of South Carolina cancer researcher to study whether medicinal properties in the bark of mahogany trees may hold clues to understanding colon cancer.
Funded by a $300,000, two-year grant from the National...|
|8/14/2006 - Could a great new cancer drug be found in your own backyard, perhaps in the leaves of the Nandina, the bloom of a beautiful Texas wildflower, or even the roots of a troublesome weed?
A novel research project led by Dr. Susan Mooberry is exploring this question, and early test results indicate that...|
|8/11/2006 - Mike:Hello everyone. Thanks for joining us. This is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger here with Chris Kilham, the Medicine Hunter.
Chris Kilham: Great, the Health Ranger and Medicine Hunter. We sound like boy scouts.
Mike:No kidding. We are these crazy people who travel the world looking for health...|
|7/6/2006 - A joint study from the University of Cornell and the University of Berkeley has uncovered evidence that producing biodiesel from plants such as maize and sunflower uses up more energy than the resulting fuel produces.
Hot on the heels of President Bush's recent State of the Union Address, in which...|
|1/24/2006 - I have just completed construction on a massive pharmaceutical factory in my own back yard. I'm not making this up. This is absolutely true. Right now, this factory is turning out pharmaceuticals that prevent prostate cancer, nervous system degeneration, birth defects and Alzheimer's disease. There...|
|7/11/2005 - It's very easy to grow powerful medicines that can lower your cholesterol, protect your heart, reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, enhance nervous system function, and protect you from diabetes and many other chronic diseases. Every plant is a pharmaceutical factory provided by nature. It's...|
|6/6/2005 - How about some truth for a change about the Food Supplements Directive in the European Union? The proponents of this directive say that it's about protecting patients from all these dangerous vitamins, minerals, supplements, plant extracts and antioxidants that are so dangerous for people. They say,...|
|5/28/2005 - Mike: I'm here with Chris Kilham, the Medicine Hunter. Is that a trademarked term?
Kilham: I don't trademark it. I mean, I'm a medicine hunter. If other people use it, good for them. I research natural medicinal plants all around the world, and so I like the name "Medicine Hunter." I think it gives...|
|5/22/2005 - In this article, we'll take a closer look at some of the more interesting products and issues we're uncovering these days. There’s a product that I highly recommend for those that want a nutritious food bar made with real food, and not a bunch of processed or manufactured ingredients. It's called LaraBar,...|
|7/13/2004 - Leave it to western medical researchers to come up with something this freakish: they've figure out a way to genetically modify plants to force them to create chemicals that can be used against rabies, AIDS and, eventually, other diseases. If you're steeped in the world of science and western medicine,...|
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|1/30/2004 10:02:34 AM - Junk science alert: A press release from Purdue that says its
researchers have discovered a way to use plants as natural factories for
producing pharmaceuticals that fight diseases cancer. Well I've got news
for Purdue researchers: plants are already natural factories for
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